The Senior Pastor of the Providence Baptist Church, Revered Dr. Samuel B. Reeves, has warned lawmakers and other public officials to stop using their positions to exploit the young people of Liberia.
Dr. Reeves called on public officials to stop youth exploitation adding, “It is not a good thing for the Liberian society.” He noted that many leaders misused their leadership provided them by God to serve the people.
Delivering the sermon at the thanksgiving and intercessory service for the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai, Sunday at the Centennial Pavilion on Ashmun Street, the Baptist clergyman said Liberia needs leaders with faith is like Esther in the Holy Bible.
He said God needs to rule the hearts of Liberian officials to enable them follow the direction that he (God) wants the country to go. According to him, the country’s problems can only be solved if “Our leaders give their hearts to God, and desist from ungodly acts.”
Rev. Reeves, who preached on the Theme, “Call for such a time like this”, urged leaders to double up efforts in youth empowerment, job creation and poverty reduction, amongst others.
He urged street sweepers to sweep well and lawmakers to pass good laws, stressing God can never allow things to happen to his people by accident; President Johnson Sirleaf was never chosen by accident.
“To all the lawmakers and other government officials, the position you hold today is a calling by God, not an accident, so, served the people well”, he urged.
The thanksgiving and intercessory service was graced by foreign guests, including heads of diplomatic missions here as well as political leaders, amongst others.
Some of the political leaders present at the service include Cllr. Winston Tubman of the CDC, Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party and Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh of the Freedom Alliance Party of Liberia.